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Senior Care Services for Cats

Cats are considered senior by the time they are 11-years-old. Those 15-years-old and above are referred to as super seniors. Age may be nothing but a number, but with our feline friends, it means major changes need to be made in both their at-home and in-clinic care. As specialists in feline healthcare, you can have peace of mind that your older cat will have the best medical team behind them here at Pacific Cat Clinic. Give us a call at 250.475.2287 for more details on our senior care services.

What are signs my cat is getting old?

Every patient is different. You may find that despite their old age, your cat looks and acts like they always have. Other cats show symptoms in a more obvious way. Some things to watch out for and that may be useful to discuss with your vet during a consultation are:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty jumping, running, etc.
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Irritation or aggression
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Unable to use the litter box or “increased accidents”
  • Growths or lumps throughout their body
  • Disorientation

    What is the best thing I can do for my senior cat?

    Simply asking that question is already a step in the right direction! Our first suggestion would be that they see their vet for a full exam at least two times per year. This way, we can detect any health issues early on to lessen their discomfort and prevent any illnesses from worsening. After that, it is best to be observant and keep an eye out for any changes in their appearance, behaviour and habits. Keep them physically, mentally and socially active with lots of play and attention, as well as interactions with other pets and people outside of your home. Regular exercise and mental stimulation is key.